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    September 13, 2012
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♪ all right. it looked like something you might see on a tv cop show. hot pursuit. high speed. suspects throwing stolen money out the window. >> an awesome video in los angeles. home of so much make believe this was not fiction as abc's nick watt reports it was fact. >> reporter: in that speeding black suv, four guys who just robbed a bank in santa clarita. the cops hot on their tail, a chase topping 100 miles an hour. so far, so l.a. then this bundles of cash thrown from the back seat as the car raced through town. people rushed into the streets to scoop up the money. >> see people diving into the street to get the cash.
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>> reporter: look at that again, they're throwing money out the window? what is this, robin hood? >> you can see all the pedestrians out here. >> reporter: word got out. crowd got thicker. cheering benevolent bandits. >> this is all evidence. >> reporter: the third high-speed chase in l.a. this week. monday a suspected drug dealer actually got away. a rare occurrence. >> he crashed. >> reporter: the suspected murderer cornered, opened up on the cops with an ak-47. >> he has got the weapon in his hand. looks look he want down. ak-47. trying to return fire. >> reporter: all those suspected bank robbers was dished out was more bootie. the chase ended. boxed in by a truck. mired on a crowded street. deputies' guns drawn. suspects in cuffs. the gig was up. then the crowd surged forward frying to grab any cash left inside that car. and that crowd, well, looks look they're on the side of the bad guys. nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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>> unbelievable. >> you know the expression only in new york, when it comes to car chases, it's only in los angeles. that was a good one. >> nick said the third high-speed chase this week alone. >> unbelievable. the guys throw out the money. check us out. chips. >> queen of dee and king of dum. >> look at that face. look like a boy scout. >> who is driving? i don't know. >> can we have a canine dog too? >> go get some donuts for us. >> deal. coming up, an amazing advance in treating deafness. >> how deaf animals can hear again after a controversial injection. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after
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♪ listen to the song here in my heart ♪ >> work it, paula. i saw you. i saw you. for the first time scientists found a we to help deaf animals hear by using controversial injections. >> british researchers gave the animals shots of stem cells
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taken from human embryos. the bbc's fergus walsh shows us how it works. >> reporter: these nerve cells under the microscope are what researchers hope one day will reverse deafness. they were created from human embryonic stem cells which have the ability to turn into any tissue. the scientists are trying to tackle a form of deafness that affects one in ten people. in the condition, nerve cells in the cochlea, inner ear are damaged preventing sound from traveling along the auditory nerve to the brain. like cutting a telephone wire. in the lab, they grew stem cells, smaller than a pinhead and grew them into healthy replacement nerve cells and injected these into 18 deaf gerbils, considered a good animal model for human hearing.
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tests showed on average, about 45% of their hearing was restored. this woman could hear perfectly as a child until she contracted typhoid. the treatment left her profoundly deaf. she works for the charity which helped fund the research and says she would volunteer for an patient trials. >> i would like the opportunity to hear again. to know in the future if i have kids, i'll be able to hear them. >> reporter: many questions remain, does the hearing improvement last. the gerbils were followed up for ten weeks. and is it safe? the research in the general nature is encouraging but these uncertainties mean patient trials using these cells are still several years away. fergus walsh, bbc news. >> they tested 18 gerbils, they say that patients could receive cell therapy for hearing loss in clinical trials in just a few years.
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this out of the journal of nature which is very prestigious and respected. >> 15 out of 100 people have this type of deafness that could be beneficial from this kind of treatment. so, that is a lot. 15%. could benefit from this. >> one of the drawbacks when you are dealing with any sort of stem cell is the rejection. they had to give these gerbils anti-rejection medication so their body would not reject it. again, they were using cells from aborted human embryos, very controversial, not allowed in the u.s., but is allowed in britain. i've actually done a couple of stories on stem cells. really honestly, the direction that, that medicine is going, but, some of the stories i have done are, your own stem cells remove them. put them in a centrifuge, reproduce stem cells and reinject them and that way no chance of your body rejecting. because how can it reject its own? typically they grow their own blood vessels and become part of the circulation. clinical trials for alzheimers, diabetes. so, stem cells. >> hopefully a trend from
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♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh someone to turn the page ♪ oh >> feel like i should be swaying with a lighter in my hand to the music. the new iphone 5 goes on sale a week from tomorrow. a slimmer, longer, and lighter weight version of apple's best-seller. talking about the phone by the way. >> the phone with new features, an improved design. abc's news tech editor joanna stern is going to show us her five favorites. >> it happened. this is the iphone 5. announced by apple. let's go through my top five favorite features of the new phone. the first one is the new hardware design. it looks similar to the iphone 4 s.
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but it is really, really sleek. and it's thinner. obviously, a lot thinner, light in hand and it's got a bigger screen. number two, a bigger screen. a 4 inch screen which makes it taller not wider. easier to hold in the hand still. you also get one extra line of icons here. you also get a really nice viewing experience when you are watching movies. my third favorite feature is the ltd. i've been waiting for the iphone for a couple years now. that means really fast web browsing. abc news just practically pops up. desk top site. really fast. that brings us to four, the new camera. i think it is pretty hard for apple to make an even better camera. camera on the 4 s was best on any smartphone. but they've managed to do it. improved low light conditions and added panorama feature, testing in here. taking beautiful shots of all the press in here. what you can capture is a really wide angle.
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a really nice pan arammic experience. and, the fifth feature that i am really excited about, not coming only to the ipad 5, all iphones, ios 6. i'm excited about a bunch new features in ios 6. including passbook, my favorite. an app that hold passes, coupons, and airplane tickets. and will pop up when you arrive at the location. my top five features of the iphone 5. think it is looking pretty good. but we will review when it is out. >> i like that tech that's out, abc. you still have a blackberry. >> yes, i do. if i were to switch. how long would it take to get up to speed and use the thing? would it it take like a week? >> check you out. honey, apple pie is in the oven. >> beautiful. rocking the 50s. a good look. >> that's all for this half-hour. find us on facebook at wnnfans.com. rocking the 50s. a good look. >> that's all for this half-hour. find us on facebook at
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this morning on "world news now" -- a show of force. an elite group of u.s. marines heading to libya to help safeguard american facilities. >> investigators are trying to determine if the deadly consulate rampage was a coordinated terror attack timed for 9/11. it is thursday, september 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest. >> then now, you see it now you don't.
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incredible shrinking product. giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. later, it turns out, heidi klum is getting cozy with the help. new revelations about her divorce and relationship with her bodyguard in "the skinny." she divulged that on katie's new show. >> all right, let's get right to it. first off, a u.s. destroyer now off the coast of libya and a second is on the way in response to that deadly attack on americans. an elite group of marines sent to tripoli to reinforce security at the u.s. embassy. >> intelligence officials are now saying the attack may have been timed more to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary rather than in response to the anti-muslim film. >> the film was the reason for protests in egypt where anti-american protestors are out
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in the streets of cairo again this morning. police vehicles deployed tear gas and troops armed with guns and sticks charged at the crowd near the embassy. this was nothing like the previous day when protestors stormed the embassy. and destroyed that american flag. from the white house, president obama reassuring americans that justice will be done in the murders of four state department employees, including that of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. >> the president said americans who died had been risking their lives to help one of the world's youngest democracies get on its feet. and really some tough words for the people of egypt as well. he said last night, he tweeted. i don't think that we would consider egypt an ally. and remember that we are giving egypt $2 billion a year, looking at some live pictures as we
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enter the third day of protest in cairo. a much more peaceful scene than what was happening last night. they were actually throwing rocks and pushing through barbed wire outside the embassy. >> embassies in seven countries are told to be on alert. as the fear of course is that, this kind of violence could spread. >> really, the difference between, it's the difference between how libya responded. they responded right away condemning the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi where as in egypt their new president took quite a while to issue any form of statement. and did so on facebook. remember his movement is tied in with muslim brotherhood as well. they had called, the muslim brotherhood called for a second and third day of protests against that anti-muslim video that set off the riots to begin with. >> interesting to note there were also demonstrations denouncing, by muslims in these countries, denouncing this kind of violence. >> particularly in libya. >> yes. >> yes. many because chris stevens loved the country and, loved helping
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them with the revolution and freeing them from gadhafi's reign. >> ambassador christopher stevens remembered as a model diplomat. his name and those of the three americans died in the attack will be etched on a wall at the state department. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. [ speaking foreign language ] >> my name is christopher stevens, i am the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: john mccain was with ambassador stevens when libya celebrated its first-ever free elections. >> christopher stevens was one of the finest men i have ever known in my life. he loved the libyan people. they loved him. >> reporter: on the streets of benghazi, the libyan people grieved for a friend.
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one sign saying, "sorry, people of america." >> it is especially tragic that christopher stevens died in benghazi because it is a city he helped to save. >> reporter: three other americans died with the ambassador, including sean smith, in libya on a brief assignment. >> he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country. >> reporter: two others still unnamed americans died as well. diplomats who gave their lives representing the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as
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gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america" and of course, throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. and there is major economic news this morning. the federal reserve has new plans to boost the economy.
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and chairman ben bernanke plans to detail the plans later today after a full day of discussions in washington. the fed wants to purchase more bonds to ease long-term interest rates. economists say that may put americans in a borrowing and spending mood. latest outlook on unemployment is expected this morning as the labor department releases its weekly report. analysts predict increases in unemployment filings, temporary automotive shutdowns occur, last month's job report showed 96,000 jobs were created. that's a weak showing. unemployment rate is at 8.1%. the bust of a group of workers at new york's jfk airport is raising questions about security there this morning. 18 employees were arrested yesterday in connection with the theft of $20 million worth of the small alcohol bottles from american airlines planes. >> they're so cute. >> yes, they are. expensive as well. >> expensive as well. 15 of the guys were workers for an airlines catering company,
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three were security guard paid to look the other way. all had access to jfk's tarmacs and to airplanes. $20 million. >> worth of the little bottles? >> wow. >> that's a lot. >> a whole lot. >> trucks and trucks and trucks worth of those. >> what are they $5 on the plane. >> i have no idea. come in handy. >> in turbulence. >> a football game or movie or something. you know? >> i bet you would know. you would never smuggle that in. >> never. never. here is your thursday forecast, everybody. sunny, mild for much of the east coast. showers from coastal georgia down to florida. thunderstorms in texas and along the gulf coast. stormy, oklahoma city to little rock and chicago. scattered showers in the southwest. upper 90s in phoenix. 60s from albuquerque into the nation's midsection. mostly 80s along the east coast. well, fascinating story of love and dedication here it comes from britain in the days of world war ii. >> it is a just-published collection of diary entries of
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letters written by the wife of a man who was missing in action. doreen wright wrote to her husband every day for two years, from the day she learned he had been shot down to the day he was declared killed in action. >> the collections of writings, wright's writings is called "she could not have loved more." >> she died august 23, 2003 at age of 95. her last wish was her ashes be brought to france and left at the memorial to her beloved husband declared killed in action 1942. what a story though of dedication and love. all of those years. >> gone for all those years. and she still insisted her ashes be brought to him. some story isn't it? >> yeah. coming up. higher prices, smaller amounts. told you how companies are starting to scale back on product sizes. we will share a way to save money at the supermarket. >> can't wait to hear about it. first, the new iphone about to hit the market and, packing a bigger punch than just cool features.
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♪ ♪ technology they're picking out great music this morning. not just a technological advance, the new iphone 5 could have an impact on the american economy. >> the phone is anticipated and expect long lines at stores when it goes on sale a week from tomorrow. as abc's neal karlinsky reports, this phone makes a difference to you, but you have to buy one first. >> reporter: apple unleashed its latest, the
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iphone 5 on a pedestal like a work of art. >> this is iphone 5. >> reporter: the most successful smart phone in a sea of competition has a bigger screen, is thinner and lighter. >> one new function is passbook. you have an airline ticket electronically in your phone it knows where you are, when you walk into the airport, the plane ticket pops up and checks you in automatically. analysts believe the iphone 5 can sell enough to actually help the nation's economy. jpmorgan's chief economist predicted the iphone 5 could add between .25% to .5 percentage point to the gross domestic product. >> without a doubt it can affect the u.s. economy. it is affecting the economy globally, why not us. >> reporter: apple's manufacturing process is controversial, costing $8 per phone and done in china. but the company says american jobs are part of the process. more than 500,000 american jobs are in one way or another connected to the apple universe. among them, the people at corning who make the phone's amazing gorilla glass. they say the invention of the
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iphone single handedly saved a plant in kentucky. >> the manufacturing facility itself there is approximately 400 people. we have several hundred additional researchers, scientists, developers, support staff. >> reporter: don't expect to see an iphone made here anytime soon. apple's ceo, tim cook, said he would like to move more jobs back to america, someday. neal karlinsky, abc news, san francisco. >> of course. >> wouldn't it be awesome if they moved jobs back, wouldn't it? >> here is the thing with the new iphone. not only you have to pay for it. you will have to buy a new adapter. of course. >> wawa -- i guess it's 29 bucks or something to get it up to speed. cords and everything else. >> an adapter, the new adapter, how much is the adapter to the adapter going to cost? >> look it up on your app. >> changing to a smaller plug. we reported yesterday this will have a huge boost for the economy. predicting jpmorgan chase is
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predicting anywhere from .25% to .5% of the gdp. >> amazing. >> yes it is. >> coming up -- heidi klum, her big breakup and her new romance. >> the serious reason why lady gaga shaved part of her head. find out next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny let's talk about heidi klum and her breakup with seal. she was on katie's show. she revealed a lot talked about what is going on and said, quote to katie. i am doing kind of okay. it is very hard being in all the magazines and gossip pages. and did go on to confirm, in fact as seal mentioned in choice sound bites a week earlier. >> yeah, what did he say? she was fornicating with the help. >> fornicating with the hired help. >> the bodyguard. >> heidi said she is seeing the bodyguard. i trust him with my children's life. he is a great man. recently, we got to know each other from a completely different side. a different way of saying i
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guess what seal was saying, much differently. >> they are indeed together. >> an item for now. >> she looks so good for having four kids. i love her. so self-deprecating. >> think i can get a bodyguard for a supermodel? >> your significant other would not appreciate that. not a good idea. you know what else wasn't a good idea? allison pille, star of "the newsroom." if you guys watch that show. here she is. the picture didn't look like this. she accidentally tweeted a picture of herself, waist up, topless, to twitter she hit the upload button instead of delete. she quickly removed it after realizing what she had done. little too late. made its rounds on the internet. yep that picture happened my tech issues have now reached new heights apparently, how a deletion turned into a tweet.
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apologies. i am thinking that maybe she was trying to send this picture in which she is, you know, naked, she has nerdy glasses, trying to send it to her beau who, also is an actor. it is her fiance. maybe sending it to him. >> what do you think goes through your head when you hit the send button and you go did i just do that? >> i have almost done it. not with anything racy. >> you almost -- >> no, not with anything racy. by the way, i'm not a huge fan of her character. >> i have not seen it. how about the show itself? >> i do like the show. i'm about search episodes behind. >> okay. you are ahead of me. not doing so bad on the set. get going to lady gaga. she shaves part of her head. put up a picture. show you what it looks like. paying tribute to friend, in light of his mother's recent death. check that out. i did it for you, terry, lady gaga wrote in a post to littlemonsters.com. including a photo of her shaved head. she wanted to resemble
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richardson's hairline. i am sorry about your mommy. >> little shave for a cause, good for gaga. >> i can live with that. okay, so levi johnson. >> bristol palin fame. >> he is a daddy again. there is his gal, sunny oglesby. they're trying. if you don't use protection, you get pregnant. >> some times you get pregnant even if you do use protection. >> they gave birth to a healthy baby girl in alaska. get this, the kid's name. named her after a gun. pulled the trigger on a -- >> magnum. colt. >> breeze baretta johnson, baby. she's named after a gun. he says they're over the moon. 5:28. 6 pounds, 15 ounces. she is locked, and loaded. ready to go in life. breeze baretta.
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♪ my mama told me you better shop around ♪ welcome back. yesterday we introduced you to a teenage supermarket sleuth. >> jared goodman from boston spots products with new and improved labels on them and tells us that is a hint. he says it usually means the product size has shrunk, but not the price. the price has stayed exactly the same. we're getting ripped off. >> yeah, that is not good. we asked you on facebook, for your best money saving advice at the supermarket. allison says this, this is an annoying issue, my advice buy generic or store brand and learn how to use coupons. >> amen, sister. i love target's brand. up and up. tracy told us check your prices
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at the checkout lane and make sure your sale items ring up for the sale price. a lot of times, i have gone back and looked at my receipt. some times they charged me twice for one item. >> not good. >> huh-uh. >> mike has advice about window cleaners. instead of buying windex, get a jug of windshield wiper fluid. fill up the bottle with that. that's a really good tip, isn't it? >> john, you are a genius, resourceful. you as well. but, john, that is, i am going to try that. >> pretty good. >> got to be a lot cheaper. what do you pay $10 for windex. >> i don't know. >> my mother used to make our glass cleaner with vinegar and water and -- i don't know. >> old school. >> lavender. >> lavender. >> i don't know. reare searchers recommending letting babies cry themselves to
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sleep. >> studies show nonstop crying was more a burden on parents than the unhappy baby. the practice does not lead to long term psychological problems for the crying child, just long term psychological problems for the parents. >> we knew this would be a topic that would hit home with insomniacs. parents watching this hour. we asked you your favorite ways to get a cranky baby to settle down ands more moms thandads n. >> crystal told us, figure out what's wrong with them and fix it like a mom is supposed to do. >> music, singing, swaying, rocking, patting her on the >> my favoth m wastherg cfer tand head. it alwaysred shush, swaddle, sway. turn on "world news now." we need some "world news now" lullabies. >> there you go. a quick reminder -- join us on our "world news n
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this morning on "world news now" -- americans on alert. the deadly attack in libya prompts concern, security concerns, for other u.s. facilities overseas. we are learning more about the american victims in benghazi and the violent way they died. it's thursday, september 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good thursday morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. in a moment the latest on the violence in libya. ahead, the $8, $9, $10 gas, that had drivers doing a double-take. why the gas almost doubled in some places overnight. >> you're joking right? >> we'll tell you about it. >> a new twist in a bizarre bank robbery.
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more to the story of the manager who appeared to be a victim with the device strapped to her waist. things didn't add up. well, you're going to find out why. later, the new battle in the mommy wars. the fierce debate over what is called free range parenting. letting your kids roam around alone with no adult supervision. >> like free range chicken. >> we were free range kids. the olden days. be home by dinner. we begin with the threat of more anti-american violence in the arab world. protestors once again in the streets of cairo, near the u.s. embassy. looking live now at cairo just outside the embassy. earlier last night in fact they were throwing rocks trying to cut through barbed wire. a much more peaceful scene right now. but we have been told to be on high alert. >> now all of this is unfolding in the aftermath of yesterday's attack against americans in libya. abc's martha raddatz has more.
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>> reporter: they came in darkness, 20 heavily armed attackers, swift, savage and deadly. the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate fired back but were overwhelmed. there were no u.s. marines to help. the main building of the consulate was quickly set ablaze. inside, on a planned visit from tripoli, american ambassador chris stevens along with several others trapped between the flames and the gunfire, separated by heavy, dark smoke and struggling to breathe. four americans would not make it. at least two believed to have died from smoke inhalation. the group including sean smith, an information specialist, husband, and father of two. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated attack.
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u.s. officials are still trying to determine whether it was timed to the anniversary of 9/11, intended to send a deadly message to america, or whether it was linked to an anti-islam movie that sparked a protest at the u.s. embassy in cairo egypt just hours before the attack. still there are questions over the security of the consulate. on this anniversary of 9/11, the consulate was taken totally by surprise. they had detected no specific threats. and for more than five hours after the attack, the state department could not confirm the ambassador's whereabouts. in the chaos, he been carried off by a group of libyans who delivered him to a local hospital. his body not recovered for 12 hours. >> there is no way to eliminate security risk. what you try to do is manage it. and you try to look at overall what are your objectives, with the understanding it these can't dangerous circumstances.
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>> all americans in benghazi have been evacuated to europe. there are also three americans who were wounded. one of them seriously. martha raddatz. abc news, washington. secretary of state hillary clinton said ambassador chris stevens gave his life trying to build a better libya. ambassador chris stevens was a career diplomat, he spoke arabic and french and arrived in libya to head the benghazi consulate during the revolt against moammar gadhafi. sean smith was in libya on a brief assignment. he leaves behind a wife and two young children. we still don't have the names of the other two victims. u.s. officials trying to figure who was behind the movie "the innocence of the muslims" and try to find out if that was behind the trigger egg of that deadly attack. the film mach was initially identified as sam bacile which now appears to be a fake name. a california man who says he is an arab christian claims he was manager of the company that
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produced the movie. he denies being the director. the associated press says the cell phone number used to contact, was linked to the same los angeles address. now a lot of questions. >> so many questions. >> a lot of the actors say they were duped. >> they say out and out duped, truly. >> the main character in this film was george. it wasn't muhammad. >> they thought it was about ancient times. this is what they say. also some of the dialogue actually dubbed in. so like they read certain lines then in post production, lines were dubbed in that were much more controversial. >> muhammad portrayed as a fraud, pedophile, womanizer and homosexual. and bacile, according to a gentleman that helped, he was not israeli or jewish but suggested an arab christian a refugee from the middle east. and calling islam a cancer. so this bacile or whatever his name is, obviously, using a pseudonym has gone into hiding.
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make sure you stay with abc news for the latest as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america," of course throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. let's go to a consumer alert about skin cream advertising. the federal government says one ad going too far for an anti-aging cream. called jenefic. from l'oreal and claims it can boost the activity of genes inside your body. the fda says if it could do that would not be sold over the counter it would be a drug. the fda warned the company, 15 days to tone it down, or risk having the cream yanked off the shelves. well, let's talk about advanced orders for the iphone 5. they begin tomorrow, the new taller, slimmer phone was unveiled with the usual apple fanfare in san francisco. a bigger screen which leaves room for another row of icons. it has built-incapability to connect with faster wireless
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networks in the u.s. and overseas. apple stock closed up yesterday, nearly $670 a share. and in chicago, the teachers strike is grinding on, leaving 350,000 students out of the classroom for a fourth consecutive day. the school district said it has presented the union with a a new comprehensive proposal, and its negotiators are demanding a response or counterproposal. the head of the teachers union said it will take some team to work things out. they're still, miles apart. a lot of the teachers, they're dealing with public perception. the polls still, still show support from the parents for the teachers, but they're going to start running out of money. keep in mind they're not getting paid. a little stipend. they'll get paid last friday. they'll get another september 21st. there's the american federation of teachers offering low-interest loans to chicago teachers who might need money to make it through the strike because they're struggling financially. >> tidbit. longest teachers streak in the
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history of chicago, 19 days in 1987. >> not the longest teacher streak on record nationwide. '68, new york was 36 days. >> my goodness. you know who suffers, the kids. come on, negotiate. creative art store chain, hobby lobby is suing the federal government over part of president obama's health care law. the retailer calls itself biblically founded business, in quotes, because of all 500 stores nationwide are closed on sundays. hobby lobby says health care law's requirement to provide coverage for morning after pill and birth control is not constitutional. >> we cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate. >> you don't have a right to not follow a general basic rule of law because of your religious conscience. >> companies seeking an injunction, religious based universities and schools asked for exemptions, retailer, private business could be fined $1 million a day next year if it does not comply with the law.
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it was a chaotic scene on the streets of los angeles. neighbored yesterday, as some bank robbers on the run, started throwing cash out of the windows of their suv. one woman called it a neighborhood stimulus package. she watched people scooping up the bills. look at that. it all came to an end. when a pickup truck blocked the suspect's car. they surrendered. the third high-speed chase in los angeles this week alone the you might remember an elaborate bank heist in east l.a. last week. the suspect is now under arrest. a group of robbers kidnapped the bank manager from her home. strapped what turned out to be a fake bomb to her. then they forced her to rob money from her own bank. turns out the suspect arrested, uh-huh, it's the manager's boyfriend. he has already posted bail. and he has been released. very interesting. >> strange one indeed. >> you know what else is interesting, the weather right now. actually quite nice in some areas of the country. showers in the four corners of
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the southwest. thunderstorms across texas, also from oklahoma city to saint louis and chicago. showers from savannah done to miami. yet another beautiful day for the rest of the east coast. >> 80s from new orleans to new york. 60s from minneapolis to kansas city. 90s, phoenix and sacramento. all right. here's a truly hair-raising member of the guinness book of world records. >> look at this unbelievable hair-do. he holds the record for the world's tallest mohawk. my gosh, 3'8 1/2." got to measure that thing. the japanese fashion designer has been growing that thing for 15 years. >> by the way. he is set and ready to talk about it later on "good morning america." i want to ask him how in the world does he get it to stand up. what is that? >> get what to stand up? >> how do you get the mohawk to go straight? >> something about him. >> yeah. i can't imagine. >> gel. >> industrial strength.
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>> what do you use? >> pomade. and go like this. >> three seconds. >> doesn't go three feet in the air. wish. cool. anchorman with a three foot mohawk. last a day. >> zoom out. >> see you on the unemployment line. coming up, mcdonald's adding something to the menu, something you can't taste or smell. sticker shock, why one gas station, increased prices to nearly $10. the surprising reason behind this. next.
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now to a bizarre case in mississippi where a transgendered woman is in
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custody accused of giving a woman a fatal injection. bond denied for the suspect, tracy lynn garner, accused of givie ining an injection of fak silicone to a georgia woman who wanted an enhancement on the rear end. police say the victim found out about garner online, paid $1,500 for injections. >> she became ill on the way home. went to a hospital. and she was, she died within three days. her lungs collapsed because of the silicone. >> investigators fear there may be more victims. police found a gallon of silicone, super glue and syringes after searching her home. dozens of gas stations in philadelphia, protested unfair pricing practices, 50 gas stations posted gas prices of $10 a gallon during a one day demonstration. station operators are angry and say the price they pay for fuel is unfairly high so they made their point by jacking up their
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prices. >> like oil has been charging us a lot of money for gas, overpricing us. we are not able to compete with the competition. we have been losing a lot of business. >> i stopped at around 6 when i noticed it. $10 a gallon. we are complaining, $3.50 a gallon. >> drivers not in a buying mood. like oil insists the practices are fair and in compliance with the law. certainly got all of our attention. menus changing at mcdonald's nationwide next week. you will see the difference won't taste it. calorie counts on every mcdonald's item starting monday. golden arches will make changes before federal regulations could require that all fast-food chains, post calorie information as early as next year. mcdonald's is testing, new lower calorie options that could go nationwide in a few months. >> do we really want to see how many calories -- that takes the whole fun out of going to mcdonald's. >> i know, when you go to a fast
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food, when you're getting french fried and cheeseburgers, you know going in that you're not exactly eating health foods. >> not epitome of health. >> a time and place for everything, right, paula. >> yes. i could go for a big mack right now. >> me too. bring it on. cheeseburger. >> one item they may introduce, egg white, canadian bacon, white cheddar cheese, egg whites. whole grain muffin. >> there you go. >> and i'd like hash browns with that as well. >> give me the good old-fashioned, egg mcmuffin. i like the yolk. something old in parenting is something considered new. >> forget the helicopter parenting it is time to let the kids run free and play. a controversial concept believe it or not. next. it or not. next.
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♪ freedom freedom freedom >> aight, woul ♪ freedom freedom freedom >> all right, would you give your kids the freedom to run around and play in new york's central park without adult supervision? >> no, that's what a new york mom is offering. she got national attention before for her controversial hand-off views on urban parenting. here is abc's juju chang. >> reporter: imagine a place where no parents are allowed. kids govern themselves like in the movie "lord of the flies." ♪ now, imagine that place is a big city playground. >> we seem to think that play is something new and horrible and barbaric when we all used to do it. until recently when we took it out and replaced it with classes and coaches and supervision. >> reporter: this mom is launching a revolutionary program, drop your kids off at a
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playground and they'll play. completely unsupervised. she will be at a nearby coffee shop. oh, it well cost you a whopping $350 for eight, 90 minute sessions. >> i'm having it in central park because central park happens to be the safest precinct in new york city. >> reporter: lenore skenazy calls it free range parenting. letting your kids play, free of parental controls and scrutiny. she was once called the worst mother in the world after she wrote about letting her 9-year-old son, ride the new york city subway by himself. izzy is now 14. he managed to survive. skenazy says the trend in american parenting is increasing paranoia, fear of letting kids play alone. literally three different parents i spoke to said, what kind of liability does she have? >> have them sign a waiver that i don't expect anybody much less lenore to be supervising my kids. >> reporter: critics like
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parenting expert ann pleshette murphy worry about the safety of young kids being left to fend for themselves. >> i just think it's unbelievably irresponsible. letting kids run around and do potentially harm to themselves or others is not a good idea. >> an adult free playground may not end up like lord of the flies, but the prospect seems just as controversial. juju chang, abc news, new york. now to our facebook question of the day. >> is the concept of free range parenting out of touch in today's big cities. let us know if this idea has any merit on wnnfans.com. >> interesting one. >> it is interesting. i understand the concept. you want your kids to go out and, independent, but playground are havens for pedophiles, hello. >> of course, you can make the argument that we were in playgrounds. we were in playgrounds as a kid unsupervised. nothing happened to me. makes a good point. paranoia. >> a different society from when we grew up. it is.
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all right, johnny. got a story you can really sink your teeth into. how much do you love bacon? >> love bacon. you know the commercial, dogs, "bacon, bacon "? that's me. >> god, family, bacon. >> that's good. you can win the presidency on that. >> my platform. a comedian, his name is josh sankey, trying to travel from new york to l.a., with just bacon. 3,000 pounds of bacon. he's actually using it to barter. lodging, gas, food, basically everything that he need to get from coast to coast. oscar meier is clearly sponsoring that. he is going to have no cash, no credit card. just a trailer full of butcher-thick cut bacon. this is a funny scene. you can find his website trying to barter with a cab driver with bacon. >> bacon gets you lots of places
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man, i'll definitely do work for bacon. >> there he goes. he is trying to get to l.a. by september. what in the world? >> in the plastic packaging. how old is this bacon? i would be down. >> probably in a refrigerated trunk, imagine. dry ice. let's talk about library books. you ever keep a book by accident? >> ten years. >> judy blume? >> yep, judy blume. they have an amnesty program that they just wrapped up. listen to what they got back. august 20th. >> the commish is now a librarian. >> the commish is now the librarian. working the stacks. 101,000 items were brought back in this short window. library estimates the value at $2 million. a book returned 78 years late. >> 78. >> 78 years.
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>> could you imagine the late fee on that? >> could you imagine, worse than the national debt. >> i love it. so this is a doozie, i always love digging into our dumb criminal files. a homeless man who broke into a car, okay? just outside the clevelander in miami. took the credit card from the wallet in which he found inside. he decided to celebrate his little find, walked into the clevelander bar, ordered a brewski, handed his credit card to the bartender. well that card happened to be the bartender's credit card. the bartender called get this guy. >> don't order a beer, get a bottle of dom go for it. all right, guinness book, real quick. tallest cat. new edition. check out this cat. savannah. 19 inches tall. a dog. 3'6." zeus, tallest living dog. last but not least, a donkey believe it or not.
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this morning on "world news now" -- embassy unrest. we're learning new details about the chaotic and deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> and we're discovering what may have been the motive behind the violence. it's thursday, september 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good thursday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. or it's friday eve. >> friday eve as you like to say. which i like, too. nice ring to it. i'm john muller, everybody. we are closely following the situation in libya and cairo where it is day break. we'll bring you the latest. first a look at some of the other stories we are following this morning. a missing woman found in a highly unusual place. how she ended up trapped in the freezer of her own home. john has some interesting tidbits. >> yeah, talking about that. talk about it with you in a
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little bit. also, the great money chase. the bank robbers followed by police. they figured their only way to divert the cops was to toss the cash out of the speeding vehicle. it drew a crowd. surprise, surprise. iphone insanity from upgraded maps to slimmer design. we'll show you our five favorite features of the iphone 5. >> quite a phone. >> yes, it is. but first, american military might is now on its way to the middle east after the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate. 50 specially trained marines are headed to tripoli to beef up the security at the u.s. embassy. >> one u.s. destroyer moved into the waters off libya. the second on the way. this comes as u.s. embassies in seven countries have been warned of possible anti-american protests. abc's karen travers is in washington this morning with the latest. karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, john. president obama ordered increased security at american diplomatic posts all around the world. u.s. officials are very
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concerned about the unrest spreading. the chaotic firefight raged on and off for nearly five hours. in the end, four americans were dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: on tuesday, 20 militants firing automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades stormed the american consulate in benghazi. the main building of the consulate was quickly on fire. at least four of the americans are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. no one was shot. for more than five hours, after the attack, the state department could not confirm ambassador stevens' whereabouts. his body was not recovered for 12 hours. >> libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and they carried ambassador stevens' body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died. >> reporter: the president emphasized the libya attack was
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carried out by a rogue group of militants and won't damage the u.s. relationship with the libyan government which vowed its cooperation. a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. officials believe it was a pre-planned attack, possibly timed to the september 11th anniversary. and not linked to an anti-muslim film that sparked a large, angry protest at the u.s. embassy in cairo on tuesday. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. >> reporter: all americans in benghazi have been evacuated. and the u.s. vowed to track down the killers responsible for this horrific attack. paula and john, back to you. >> karen travers reporting, thanks for that report. and back here in the u.s., officials are trying to find out exactly who is behind the controversial movie that many blame for sparking the violence. the filmmaker, was initially identifies as sam bacile. now, we believe that name is fake. a california man, arab christian, claims he was the
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manager of the company that produced the movie. bacile nicola denies being the director. but associated press says the cell phone number used to contact bacile was linked to the same address near los angeles, where some of these pieces just not adding up. the four fallen americans are being praised as heroes this morning. ambassador chris stevens was a career diplomat, spoke arabic and french. he arrived in libya last year when the war was still raging and led the benghazi office during the volt against gadhafi. survived by parents and sister. state department information specialist sean smith was in libya on a brief assignment. he leaves behind a wife and two young children. the other two victims have not been publicly identified. >> and this was chris are stevens' third trip to libya. he was recently commissioned to go there earlier this spring. but a lot of people are questioning the lack of security at the u.s. consulate there in benghazi. there were no marines. and these, perpetrators they exchanged gunfire, they had rocket-propelled grenades. for five hours. couldn't locate stevens' body.
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at the consulate they didn't have what you would normally find, like at the consulate in cairo. they didn't have bulletproof windows. they didn't have reinforced doors. so questioning why there wasn't the security you would find at typically at a u.s. consulate. >> and clearly, it should be questioned. big wake-up call for all embassies. the romney campaign facing a firestorm of criticism for comments made as the tragedy in libya was still unfolding. romney accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with those who waged the attack, a false charge based from a statement in cairo criticizing the anti-muslim movie. mr. obama responded in an interview with cbs' "60 minutes." >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. as president, one of the things i have learned is you can't do that. >> american leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don't spin out of control.
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>> even some republicans question romney's handling of the issue calling it hasty. top gop lawmakers pointedly declined to endorse the criticism of the president. the original statement. the white house did disavow original statements out of the embassy in cairo. stay with abc news for the latest as events in libya unfold. we will have updates throughout the morning on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america" and throughout the day on abcnews.com. stay right here. >> yes. all right, here at home, the south dakota company that makes meat filler known as pink slime is announcing a defamation lawsuit yet to say who they're suing. officials at beefproductinc., said a smear campaign caused them to close three plants. and lay off 700 workers. credit sicks complained about the way the filler is processed but the company says it's safe. 59-year-old woman in tulsa, oklahoma this morning in the hospital. she's recovering from severe frostbite. she was found by her son yesterday in a large freezer inside her apartment.
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teresa christian had been missing since last saturday. police say she climbed in or may have climbed in late last week because she was afraid of severe weather in the area. >> her son heard a moan coming from the area of the freezer. and opened it up and discovered her sitting inside. apparently had been there for a couple of days. well, since probably saturday. >> police also say the woman tried even struggled to get the freezer door open but couldn't. as of now they claim there is no evidence of foul play. apparently thought a twister or tornado was on the way. >> yeah, she may have had a reaction to medication which could have affected her cognitive ability. you can get trapped inside a freezer. >> you know, honestly, this is a little lecture of the day. you got to be careful with two things, abandoned cars, car trunks. if you have an abandoned car on your property or something like that, rip out of lock and also freezers. kids can crawl in these. hear tragic stories. somebody crawls into a freezer, playing, the door shuts. you can't open it from the inside. >> refrigerators are different. >> old-fashioned freezers, you know, big, big handle that unlocks.
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once they get shut, you can't open them from the inside. kids will climb in them on the curb side. you got to be careful. >> so you make sure you take the door off the hinges? >> take the door off. >> news you can use from john muller. >> there you go. well, the coast guard has released video of a dramatic weekend rescue from frigid waters off the alaska coast. did you see this, 19-year-old fisherman, ryan harris adrift in that tiny fish bin for 26 hours before he was plucked to safety. you did a story on this. a huge wave flipped his fishing boat, separating him from his crew mate. he admitted he wept a lot and said he never thought that he would die. once rescued he found out his friend had also survived. amazing. >> awesome story. he sang "row, row, row your boat" and "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" over and over again to keep his mind off how horrible it was. >> rudolph the red nosed reindeer gets me in good spirits. but wow, determination. >> amazing.
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so there's nothing boring about baseball's american league east now. yankees, orioles and rays battling for the post season. >> an exciting tight race. but must have been something else at this boring talk show host, bored talk show host, watch him on the left. he dozes off. while his guest on the phone is talking about the yankees. >> no! >> he's dosing off. >> the stunned look on his face when he wakes up enough to prove he fell asleep on the air. but he recovered and kept the show going. he probably had no idea. woke up and thought how long had i been. hey, john. that's easy to do on this show. >> huh? >> hey. you know we have an excuse. we are in the middle of the night. early wee hours of the morning. this is during primetime. >> not anymore. uh-uh. coming up. what may be the best five features in the brand new iphone. and a scene from a tv cop show that came to life in l.a., robbers just tossing stolen money in the streets. you really can't make it up.
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♪ all right. it looked like something you might see on a tv cop show. hot pursuit. high speed. suspects throwing stolen money out the window. >> an awesome video in los angeles. home of so much make believe this was not fiction as abc's nick watt reports it was fact. >> reporter: in that speeding black suv, four guys who just robbed a bank in santa clarita. the cops hot on their tail, a chase topping 100 miles an hour. so far, so l.a. then this bundles of cash thrown from the back seat as the car raced through town. people rushed into the streets to scoop up the money. >> see people diving into the street to get the cash. >> reporter: look at that again,
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they're throwing money out the window? what is this, robin hood? >> you can see all the pedestrians out here. >> reporter: word got out. crowd got thicker. cheering benevolent bandits. >> this is all evidence. you obviously are cannot take this money. >> reporter: this is the third high-speed chase in l.a. this week alone. monday a suspected drug dealer actually got away. a rare occurrence. >> he crashed. >> reporter: the suspected murderer cornered, opened up on the cops with an ak-47. >> he has got the weapon in his hand. looks look he want down. ak-47. trying to return fire. >> reporter: all those suspected bank robbers dished out was more bootie. the chase ended. boxed in by a truck. mired on a crowded street. deputies' guns drawn. suspects in cuffs. the gig was up. then the crowd surged forward frying to grab any cash left inside that car. and that crowd, well, looks look they're on the side of the bad guys. nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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>> unbelievable. >> you know the expression only in new york, when it comes to car chases, it's only in los angeles. that was a good one. >> nick said the third high-speed chase this week alone. >> unbelievable. the guys throw out the money. check us out. chips. >> queen of dee and king of dum. >> look at that face. look like a boy scout. >> who is driving? i don't know. >> can we have a canine dog too? >> go get some donuts for us. >> deal. coming up, an amazing advance in treating deafness. >> how deaf animals can hear again after a controversial injection. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. n. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after t
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♪ listen to the song here in my heart ♪ >> work it, paula. i saw you. i saw you. for the first time scientists found a way to help deaf animals hear by using controversial injections.
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>> british researchers gave the animals shots of stem cells taken from human embryos. the bbc's fergus walsh shows us how it works. >> reporter: these nerve cells under the microscope are what researchers hope one day will reverse deafness. they were created from human embryonic stem cells which have the ability to turn into any tissue. the scientists are trying to tackle a form of deafness that affects one in ten people. with profound hearing loss. in the condition, nerve cells in the cochlea, inner ear are damaged preventing sound from traveling along the auditory nerve to the brain. like cutting a telephone wire. in the lab, they grew stem cells, smaller than a pinhead and grew them into healthy replacement nerve cells and injected these into 18 deaf gerbils, considered a good animal model for human hearing. tests showed on average, about 45% of their hearing was restored.
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this woman could hear perfectly as a child until she contracted typhoid. the treatment left her profoundly deaf. she works for the charity which helped fund the research and says she would volunteer for an patient trials. >> i would like the opportunity to hear again. to know in the future if i have kids, i'll be able to hear them. >> reporter: many questions remain, does the hearing improvement last. the gerbils were followed up for ten weeks. and is it safe? the research in the general nature is encouraging but these uncertainties mean patient trials using these cells are still several years away. fergus walsh, bbc news. >> they tested 18 gerbils, they say that patients could receive cell therapy for hearing loss in clinical trials in just a few years. this out of the journal of nature which is very prestigious and respected.
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>> 15 out of 100 people have this type of deafness that could be beneficial from this kind of treatment. so, that is a lot. 15%. could benefit from this. >> one of the drawbacks when you are dealing with any sort of stem cell is the rejection. they had to give these gerbils anti-rejection medication so their body would not reject it. again, they were using cells from aborted human embryos, very controversial, not allowed in the u.s., but is allowed in britain. i've actually done a couple of stories on stem cells. really honestly, the direction that, that medicine is going, but, some of the stories i have done are, your own stem cells remove them. put them in a centrifuge, reproduce stem cells and reinject them and that way no chance of your body rejecting. because how can it reject its own? typically they grow their own blood vessels and become part of the circulation. clinical trials for alzheimers, diabetes. so, stem cells. >> hopefully a trend from gerbils to humans, right? >> right.
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♪ oh i need someone to read me stories ♪ ♪ oh someone to turn the page ♪ oh feel like i should be swaying with a lighter in my hand to that music. the new iphone 5 goes on sale a week from tomorrow. a slimmer, longer, and lighter weight version of apple's best-seller. talking about the phone by the way. >> the phone with new features, an improved design. abc's news tech editor joanna stern is going to show us her five favorites. >> it happened. this is the iphone 5. it was finally announced by apple. let's go through my top five favorite features of the new phone. the first one is the new hardware design. it looks similar to the iphone 4 s. but it is really, really sleek.
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and it's thinner. obviously, a lot thinner, light in hand and it's got a bigger screen. number two, a bigger screen. a 4 inch screen which makes it taller not wider. easier to hold in the hand still. you also get one extra line of icons here. you also get a really nice viewing experience when you are watching movies. my third favorite feature is the ltd. i've been waiting for the iphone for a couple years now. that means really fast web browsing. you go to the safari browser here. abc news just practically pops up. desk top site. really fast. that brings us to four, the new camera. i think it is pretty hard for apple to make an even better camera. camera on the 4 s was best on any smartphone. but they've managed to do it. improved low light conditions and added panorama feature, i've been testing it in here. taking beautiful shots of all the press in here. what you can capture is a really wide angle. a really nice panoramic experience.
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and, the fifth feature that i am really excited about, not only coming to the ipad 5, it's coming to all iphones and that is ios 6. i'm excited about a bunch new features in ios 6. including passbook, my favorite. an app that hold passes, coupons, and airplane tickets. and will pop up when you arrive at the location. there you have it. my top five features of the iphone 5. think it is looking pretty good. but we will review when it is out. >> i like that tech that's out, abc. >> it looking really cool, doesn't it? >> you still have a blackberry? >> yes, i do. if i were to switch. how long would it take to get up to speed and use the thing? would it it take like a week? >> check you out. >> you like that? honey, apple pie is in the oven. >> beautiful. rocking the 50s. a good look. >> that's all for this half-hour. find us on facebook at wnnfans.com. half-hour. find us on facebook at .pj 1r8!," ,jla)rlíj&ê3ú
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this morning on "world news now" -- a show of force. an elite group of u.s. marines heading to libya to help safeguard american facilities. >> investigators are trying to determine if the deadly consulate rampage was a coordinated terror attack timed for 9/11. it is thursday, september 13th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, i'm john muller. rob nelson is on assignment. >> i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest.
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and then now you see it, now you don't. the incredible shrinking product, giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. later, it turns out, heidi klum is getting cozy with the help. new revelations about her divorce and relationship with her bodyguard in "the skinny." she divulged that on katie's new show. >> all right, let's get right to it. first off, a u.s. destroyer now off the coast of libya and a second is on the way in response to that deadly attack on americans. an elite group of marines sent to tripoli to reinforce security at the u.s. embassy. >> intelligence officials are now saying the attack may have been timed more to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary rather than in response to the anti-muslim film. >> now, the film was the reason for protests in egypt where an
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anti-american protestors are out in the streets of cairo again this morning. police vehicles deployed tear gas and troops armed with guns and sticks charged at the crowd near the embassy. this was nothing like the previous day when protestors stormed the embassy. and destroyed that american flag. from the white house, president obama reassuring americans that justice will be done in the murders of four state department employees, including that of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. >> the president said americans who died had been risking their lives to help one of the world's youngest democracies get on its feet. and really some tough words for the people of egypt as well. he said last night, he tweeted. i don't think that we would consider egypt an ally. and remember that we are giving egypt $2 billion a year, looking at some live pictures as we
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enter the third day of protest in cairo. a much more peaceful scene than what was happening last night. they were actually throwing rocks and pushing through barbed wire outside the embassy. >> embassies in seven countries are told to be on alert. as the fear of course is that, this kind of violence could spread. >> really, the difference between, it's the difference between how libya responded. they responded right away condemning the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi where as in egypt their new president took quite a while to issue any form of statement. and did so on facebook. remember his movement is tied in with muslim brotherhood as well. they had called, the muslim brotherhood called for a second and third day of protests against that anti-muslim video that set off the riots to begin with. >> interesting to note there were also demonstrations denouncing, by muslims in these countries, denouncing this kind of violence. >> particularly in libya. >> yes. >> yes. many because chris stevens loved the country and, loved helping
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them with the revolution and freeing them from gadhafi's reign. >> ambassador christopher stevens remembered as a model diplomat. his name and those of the three americans died in the attack will be etched on a wall at the state department. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. [ speaking foreign language ] >> my name is christopher stevens, i am the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: john mccain was with ambassador stevens when libya celebrated its first-ever free elections. >> christopher stevens was one of the finest men i have ever known in my life. he loved the libyan people. they loved him. >> reporter: on the streets of
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benghazi, the libyan people grieved for a friend. one sign saying, "sorry, people of america." >> it is especially tragic that christopher stevens died in benghazi because it is a city he helped to save. >> reporter: three other americans died with the ambassador, including sean smith, in libya on a brief assignment. >> he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country. >> reporter: two others still unnamed americans died as well. diplomats who gave their lives representing the united states of america. >> all over the world, every day, america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th.
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>> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, rangeled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all. >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america" and of course, throughout the day on abc as well as abcnews.com. and there is major economic news this morning. the federal reserve has new plans to boost the economy.
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and chairman ben bernanke plans to detail the plans later today after a full day of discussions in washington. the fed wants to purchase more bonds to ease long-term interest rates. economists say that may put americans in a borrowing and spending mood. latest outlook on unemployment is expected this morning as the labor department releases its weekly report. analysts predict increases in unemployment filings, temporary automotive shutdowns happen this time of year, as factories retool to new cars. last month's job report showed 96,000 jobs were created. that's a weak showing. unemployment rate is at 8.1%. the bust of a group of workers at new york's jfk airport is raising questions about security there this morning. 18 employees were arrested yesterday in connection with the theft of $20 million worth of the small alcohol bottles from american airlines planes. >> they're so cute. >> yes, they are. expensive as well. >> expensive as well. 15 of the guys were workers for an airlines catering company,
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three were security guard paid to look the other way. all had access to jfk's tarmacs and to airplanes. $20 million. >> worth of the little bottles? >> wow. >> that's a lot. >> a whole lot. >> trucks and trucks and trucks worth of those. >> what are they $5 on the plane. >> i have no idea. come in handy. >> in turbulence. >> a football game or movie or something. you know? >> i bet you would know. you would never smuggle that in. >> never. never. here is your thursday forecast, everybody. sunny, mild for much of the east coast. showers from coastal georgia down to florida. thunderstorms in texas and along the gulf coast. stormy, oklahoma city to little rock and chicago. scattered showers in the southwest. upper 90s in phoenix. 60s from albuquerque into the nation's midsection. mostly 80s along the east coast. well, fascinating story of love and dedication here it comes from britain in the days of world war ii. >> it is a just-published collection of diary entries of
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letters written by the wife of a man who was missing in action. doreen wright wrote to her husband every day for two years, from the day she learned he had been shot down to the day he was declared killed in action. >> the collections of writings, wright's writings is called "she could not have loved more." >> she died august 23, 2003 at age of 95. her last wish was her ashes be brought to france and left at the memorial to her beloved husband declared killed in action 1942. what a story though of dedication and love. all of those years. >> gone for all those years. and she still insisted her ashes be brought to him. some story isn't it? >> yeah. coming up. higher prices, smaller amounts. told you how companies are starting to scale back on product sizes. we will share a way to save money at the supermarket. >> can't wait to hear about it. first, the new iphone about to hit the market and, packing a bigger punch than just cool features. it may give a boost to the u.s.
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♪ technology they're picking out great music this morning. not just a technological advance, the new iphone 5 could have an impact on the american economy. >> the phone is anticipated and expect long lines at stores when it goes on sale a week from tomorrow. as abc's neal karlinsky reports, this phone makes a difference to you, but you have to buy one first. >> reporter: apple unleashed its latest, the iphone 5 on a pedestal like a work of art.
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>> this is iphone 5. >> reporter: the most successful smart phone in a sea of competition has a bigger screen, is thinner and lighter. >> one new function is passbook. you have an airline ticket electronically in your phone it knows where you are, when you walk into the airport, the plane ticket pops up and checks you in automatically. analysts believe the iphone 5 can sell enough to actually help the nation's economy. jpmorgan's chief economist predicted the iphone 5 could add between .25% to .5 percentage point to the gross domestic product. >> without a doubt it can affect the u.s. economy. it is affecting the economy globally, why not us. >> reporter: apple's manufacturing process is controversial, costing $8 per phone and done in china. but the company says american jobs are part of the process. more than 500,000 american jobs are in one way or another connected to the apple universe. among them, the people at corning who make the phone's amazing gorilla glass. they say the invention of the iphone single handedly saved a
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plant in kentucky. >> the manufacturing facility itself there is approximately 400 people. we have several hundred additional researchers, scientists, developers, support staff. >> reporter: don't expect to see an iphone made here anytime soon. apple's ceo, tim cook, said he would like to move more jobs back to america, someday. neal karlinsky, abc news, san francisco. >> of course. >> wouldn't it be awesome if they moved jobs back, wouldn't it? >> here is the thing with the new iphone. not only you have to pay for it. you will have to buy a new adapter. of course. >> wawa -- i guess it's 29 bucks or something to get it up to speed. cords and everything else. >> an adapter, the new adapter, how much is the adapter to the adapter going to cost? >> look it up on your app. >> changing to a smaller plug. we reported yesterday this will have a huge boost for the economy. predicting jpmorgan chase is
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predicting anywhere from .25% to .5% of the gdp. >> amazing. >> yes it is. >> coming up -- heidi klum, her big breakup and her new romance. >> the serious reason why lady gaga shaved part of her head. find out next in "the skinny." now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny let's talk about heidi klum and her breakup with seal. she was on katie's show. she revealed a lot talked about what is going on and said, quote to katie. i am doing kind of okay. it is very hard being in all the magazines and gossip pages. and did go on to confirm, in fact as seal mentioned in choice sound bites a week earlier. >> yeah, what did he say? she was fornicating with the help. >> fornicating with the hired help. >> the bodyguard. >> heidi said she is seeing the bodyguard. i trust him with my children's life. he is a great man. recently, we got to know each other from a completely different side. a different way of saying i guess what seal was saying, much differently. >> they are indeed together. >> an item for now. >> she looks so good for having
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four kids. i love her. so self-deprecating. >> think i can get a bodyguard for a supermodel? >> your significant other would not appreciate that. not a good idea. you know what else wasn't a good idea? allison pille, star of "the newsroom." if you guys watch that show. here she is. the picture didn't look like this. she accidentally tweeted a picture of herself, waist up, topless, to twitter she hit the upload button instead of delete. she quickly removed it after realizing what she had done. little too late. made its rounds on the internet. yep that picture happened my tech issues have now reached new heights apparently, how a deletion turned into a tweet. apologies. i am thinking that maybe she was trying to send this picture in which she is, you know, naked,
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she has nerdy glasses, trying to send it to her beau who, also is an actor. it is her fiance. maybe sending it to him. >> what do you think goes through your head when you hit the send button and you go did i just do that? >> i have almost done it. not with anything racy. >> you almost -- >> no, not with anything racy. by the way, i'm not a huge fan of her character. >> i have not seen it. everybody's talking about it, i've got to get on board. how about the show itself? >> i do like the show. i'm about seven episodes behind. >> okay. you are ahead of me. not doing so bad on the set. get going to lady gaga. she shaves part of her head. put up a picture. show you what it looks like. paying tribute to friend, in light of his mother's recent death. check that out. i did it for you, terry, lady gaga wrote in a post to littlemonsters.com. including a photo of her shaved head. she wanted to resemble richardson's hairline. i am sorry about your mommy.
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she has princess di. we're all princess high. >> little shave for a cause, good for gaga. >> i can live with that. okay, so levi johnston. >> of bristol palin fame. >> of wasilla. he's a daddy again. there is his gal, sunny oglesby. they weren't trying. if you don't use protection, you get pregnant. >> some times you get pregnant even if you do use protection. >> they gave birth to a healthy baby girl in alaska. get this, the kid's name. >> yeah? >> he named her after a gun. pulled the trigger on a -- >> magnum? >> colt? >> breeze beretta johnston, baby. she's named after a gun. he says they're over the moon. 5:28. 6 pounds, 15 ounces. she is locked, and loaded. ready to go in life. breeze beretta johnston.
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♪ my mama told me you better shop around ♪ welcome back. yesterday we introduced you to a teenage supermarket sleuth. >> jared goodman from boston spots products with new and improved labels on them and tells us that is a hint. he says it usually means the product size has shrunk, but not the price. the price has stayed exactly the same. we're getting ripped off. >> yeah, that is not good. we asked you on facebook, for your best money saving advice at the supermarket. allison says this, this is an annoying issue, my advice buy generic or store brand and learn how to use coupons. >> amen, sister. i actually love target's generic brand. up and up. tracy told us check your prices at the checkout lane and make sure your sale items ring up for the sale price.
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a lot of times, i have gone back and looked at my receipt. some times they charged me twice for one item. >> not good. >> huh-uh. >> mike has advice about window cleaners. instead of buying windex, get a jug of windshield wiper fluid. fill up the bottle with that. that's a really good tip, isn't it? >> john, you are a genius, resourceful. you as well. but, john, that is, i am going to try that. >> pretty good. >> got to be a lot cheaper. what do you pay $10 for windex. >> i don't know. >> my mother used to make our glass cleaner with vinegar and water and -- i don't know. >> old school. >> lavender. >> lavender. >> i don't know. researchers recommending letting babies cry themselves to sleep. >> studies show nonstop crying was more a burden on parents than the unhappy baby. the practice does not lead to long term psychological problems for the crying child, just long
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term psychological problems for the parents. >> we knew this would be a topic that would hit home with insomniacs. parents watching this hour. we asked you your favorite ways to get a cranky baby to settle down and catch zs. >> more moms than dads weighed in. crystal told us, figure out what's wrong with them and fix it like a mom is supposed to do. >> music, singing, swaying, rocking, patting her on the belly or the back. skin to skin contact works every time. >> my favorite way with my sons was to do feather light massage over the back, legs and the head. it always worked. shush, swaddle, sway. turn on "world news now." we need some "world news now" lullabies. >> there you go. a quick reminder -- join us on our "world news now" football picks competition. >> that's right the latest team high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network,
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